Reducing and Prevent the Discomfort of Insect Bites

Insect Bites

In order to effectively reduce the discomfort associated with insect bites, the type of reaction occurring must first be considered. For example, if the bite has resulted in only a bit of pain and discoloration, the use of an ice pack may be sufficient in reducing discomfort. However, if an allergic reaction occurs or an infection […]

How to Manage Slow Healing Wounds


Slow healing wounds often occur as a direct result of critical-based illnesses and/or long-term disability. According to statistics, approximately 12% of all patients that are hospitalized and about 30% of all individuals that are residents in a skilled nursing facility experience slow healing wounds as a result of bed sores, complications with circulation, inflammation, and/or […]

Treating Weather-Induced Chapped Lips

Chapped Lips

Winter weather commonly causes chapped lips. While the lips are capable of drying out at any time during the year, dryness is especially common when the outdoor temperatures drop. According to research, the lips lack the oil glands and sweat glands that provide moisture to other parts of the skin. While many are capable of […]

The Top 10 Uses for Drawing Salves

10 Uses for Salves

Skin conditions and injuries can be incredibly frustrating to deal with, especially for active people who don’t have a lot of time to perform regular dressings and apply expensive topical solutions. Many will find that the pharmaceutical solutions often don’t work, and in some cases can even irritate existing skin conditions, making the problems even […]

How to Treat an Injured Pet

Injured Pet

Your pets are like furry children. They are completely dependent upon you for their every need and sometimes those needs are medical in nature. The question then becomes when can you treat an injury yourself and when do you need to call in the medical professionals. First and foremost, if you do not feel comfortable treating your […]

What to Know About How Drawing Salves Work

How Drawing Salves Work

Have you ever wondered how drawing salves work? Perhaps your Grandma took out a small jar or tube and used some of the ointment to rub over an insect bite on your hand. She smiled and perhaps hugged you, assuring you the itchiness and pain would soon go away. Most of the time it worked […]

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

According to statistics, diabetes is considered one of the leading causes of both disability and loss of life within the United States. This medical condition can result in many complications; the most common being nerve damage, skin problems, kidney issues, and vision problems. This is especially true if the sufferer does not appropriately control the […]

5 Tips for Flawless Cuticles

Moisturize Cuticles

Flawless cuticles must be a priority among all people – regardless of profession, nail condition, or even gender. Cuticles are a crucial part of the skin and act as a solid means of protection for the nail bed. It protects the area of the nail that is professionally identified as the “eponychium”. While considered to […]

The History of Drawing Salves

History of Drawing Salves

The roots of drawing salve are deep and colorful. In an esoteric vein, centuries ago, people believed evil spirits caused their skin maladies and used drawing salve to draw them out. Moving forward, the idea of “drawing out” the offending substance continued to enchant people, who believed skin infections were linked with spiritual misfortune. Although its true medicinal beginnings […]

Tips for Avoiding Acne

Acne Tips

Acne is the most common skincare problem suffered by a huge cross-section of people all ages and genders here in the US. It does, however, affect adolescents more than any other age group. It causes sufferers severe embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, and plays havoc with their social lives. There are, however, several things you can do to avoid […]